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join us in our "world tonight." >>> jay carney defends the memo saying president obama takes seriously his responsibility to protect the u.s. from al qaeda terrorists. the 16-page document uncovered by nbc news revealed the justice department approved the use of unmanned drone strikes on suspected terrorists even if they are u.s. citizens and if there's an imminent threat. one example the 2011 air strike in yemen which killed two suspects both u.s. citizens. today senator dianne feinstein demanded more details of that report. critics also spoke out today saying drone strikes kill innocent civilians. secret of the cia reveal the most complete report yet of covert operations when it comes to detaining terror suspects. today's report said 54 countries including afghanistan, syria and pakistan have helped the u.s. since the 9/11 attack. some of the countries provided intelligence or aided in the capture transport or detention of terror suspects. president obama will make his first trip to israel since becoming president. he will visit benjamin netanyahu to discuss a variety of topics inclu
, of course, leaves a big boost for the local economy. on this presidents' day, president obama is back in washington tonight after spending the weekend in florida, even golfing with tiger woods yesterday. congress is out for the entear week making the city -- take a look -- look like a ghost town. some tourists were irritated saying less than two weeks remain until the $85 billion in spending cuts kick in. >> it is quite concerning that they're not here. >> get it solved. it's keeping everybody on pins and needles. >> lawmakers are spending this weeklong recess in their own districts and when they return to washington they'll have four days to agree on an alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say the politicians are working towards a deal despite being in recess. >>> while we wait for congress, the states are taking matters into their own hands. in colorado today house members pass ed new ammunition limits o background checks. the package of bills bans high capacity ammunition magazines and forbids concealed weapons on college campuses. democratic majorit
. president obama has been crystal clear about this. >> reporter: meantime iran is getting ready for another round of talks, the nuclear negotiator arrived today to meet with what's being called the p-5 plus one, the u.s., britain, russia, france, and germany. the meeting is scheduled to begin tomorrow. iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes only. any chance of negotiating in syria shot down after a nearly two-year civil war, the syrian regime said it's ready for talks with rebels but opposition members scoffed at the day's offer. they also said they will not participate in the meeting next month in rome with its western and arab allies upset they have not done more to help them. secretary kerry is asking them to recan consider saying their request for military and financial aid will be addressed. after three days of hiding out at his uncle's home, oscar pistorius made a brief outing today straight to a south african police station. under the terms of his bail, the olympic track star needs to check in with authorities. pistorius goes to trial in june for killing his
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